2023 IEEE SERVICES Information for Authors

Manuscript Guidelines

Language: English

Paper size and format: US Letter; Two-column format in the IEEE style
Please download the paper template in WORD, LaTeX or Overleaf.

Page limits

Every "Regular Paper" manuscript can include 7 to 10 pages for the main contents (including all text, footnotes, figures, tables and appendices) with additional pages for appropriate references.

Every "Short Paper" manuscript can include 4 to 6 pages for the main contents (including all text, footnotes, figures, tables and appendices) with additional pages for appropriate references. Although the focus is narrow, “Short Paper” submissions must present factual nontrivial research results. Per reviewers’ comments, a “Regular Paper” manuscript may be conditionally accepted as a “Short Paper” should necessary content improvements and length reduction be able to be done in time.

Every “Work-in-Progress” (WIP) manuscript can include up to 3 pages (including main contents and references). WIP manuscripts must present innovative ideas with promising impact. Per reviewers comments, a "Regular Paper" or "Short Paper" manuscript may be conditionally accepted as a "WIP Paper" should necessary content improvements and length reduction be able to be done in time.

Number of Keywords

Five to eight keywords for each paper

File format

One single PDF file without embedded videos

Authorship

The list of authors cannot be changed after the submission deadline. Program Committee Members are welcome to be contributing authors of the submissions. However, to avoid conflict of interests, no submissions can be co-authored by a General Chair or a Program Chair of the conference, nor a Congress General Chair or a Congress Program Chair. Invited manuscripts are excluded from acceptance rate calculation and are handled separately with different EasyChair submission instructions.

Anonymous manuscripts

All conferences affiliated with IEEE SERVICES implement a double-blind reviewing process. Author names and affiliations should not appear in the paper. The authors should make a reasonable effort not to reveal their identities of institutional affiliations in the text, figures, photos, links, or other data that is contained in the paper. Authors' prior work should be preferably referred to in the third person; if this is not feasible, the references should be blinded.

Submission of Unpublished Articles or Technical Reports

Per IEEE policy, unpublished articles or technical reports on a non-profit preprint server (e.g., ArXiv, organization web site, etc.) can be submitted for consideration after necessary changes are made to comply with the rules of IEEE SERVICES concerning authorship and anonymization for the double-blind review process (as stated above). For general questions, please review the FAQ on the IEEE policy (including copyright ownership).

Manuscripts that violate any of the rules will regretfully be desk rejected without review.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Accepted papers with confirmed registration and committed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Award certificates and IEEE TCSVC cash prizes will be provided to "Best Paper" or "Best Student Paper" winners. All authors of accepted papers are encouraged to extend their papers with sufficient new research contributions and submit them to the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) and other suitable journals.